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Sports Channel Network, Planet Knowledge join YouView

November 26, 2018

VOD 365, a provider of branded OTT TV channels via Freeview, Freesat, mobile and smart TV devices has launched its documentary and sports on-demand channels, Planet Knowledge and Sports Channel Network, on YouView.

The Planet Knowledge TV Player and Sports Channel Network TV Player are available on the YouView platform effective immediately.

Offering numerous sports categories including football, golf, fishing, equestrian, winter sports, surfing, motorsport and formula E, Sports Channel Network is the leading UK sports channel delivers live sports programming in an OTT environment for free. Planet Knowledge offers viewers hundreds of hours of free-to-air premium factual documentaries covering history, nature, science, people and travel including many in HD.

The channels will be available through YouView set top boxes, smart televisions, Freesat, iOS and android tablets and smartphones. The services are also available via channel 265 (Planet Knowledge) and channel 266 (Sports Channel Network) on Freeview and YouView connected TV’s and set top boxes.

The announcement closely follows the premiere of VOD 365-owned kids’ on-demand channel, Ketchup, which made its debut on YouView in October.

Commenting on the agreement, VOD 365 Founder and CEO, Paul Coster, said: “We are extremely pleased to be extending our agreement with YouView which will see both Planet Knowledge and Sports Channel Network joining our kids’ on-demand service, Ketchup, on the YouView platform. Today’s announcement marks a key moment in our distribution strategy and underlines our ability to offer a wide selection of opportunities to our brand advertising partners as we continue to extend our digital reach to UK audiences, who will be able to access these exciting channels via both the on- demand EPG channel listings and app.”

David Faulkner, Head of Corporate and Business Development, YouView, added: “Following the recent roll out of Ketchup TV in October, we are delighted to welcome both Planet Knowledge and Sports Channel Network to YouView’s line up of players.  They complement the existing line up nicely, bringing more great content to our viewers, across the UK.”

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